Now, this whole leaving thing did have me a bit scared, to be honest, but having Hush with me changed many things. Hush was such an asshole that being steeped in his company had a real redneck mindfulness to it. The more I was with him, the better everything else would seem. As we prepared to leave and get tickets, we stopped at a rundown eatery called, “The Worst Place You Will Ever Eat.”
I heard of people eating crab brains, something some weird Marylanders would do, but here the delicacy was cow brain. Now, I witnessed some awful shit in my life. But at that moment of seeing a plate of cow brain mush on two pieces of bread, something that looked more like a high school biology class than a delicacy, had me beyond nauseous. This triggered Hush’s “save the world” thing.
You really don’t want to know the thing, but it’s Hush’s “gift to the world.”
“Now, Frank, while you chow down your mad cow disease sandwich, I have a plan to get rich.”
“Hush, I am not eating that shit, and don’t tell me this is your cat thing again?”
“Yes, it’s about pussy fur?”
“Do you know how many there are in America?”
“I don’t know … maybe 10 million?”
“Nah, no way. Listen to this. 60 million. I cannot stand them.”
It was sad really, just the sight or even the sound of a cat, especially, would set Hush off. He hated cats, but no matter how many times I’d tell them that many people like cats, that his idea would cause him certain death, there was no getting through to him.
“There is one good thing about cats. Only one. One thing.”
“Oh, not that. That is gross.” I complained knowing too well what was coming.
“Their fur. Yes, Frank, we can make cat hats, gloves, jackets, and there are so many of the little pussies. We can just drive around and lure the buggers off the street.”
Excitedly, he went on, “Think of this, we can call the cat fur jackets “Cat Jaks,” and, wait, listen to this, we can call the gloves “fits just like a good pussy cat.” And the hats, “little pussy giving head heaven.”
I always thought that if Hush was a bit less of an asshole, he could actually be good at marketing.
But this idea was so horrible that my brain, unknown to me at the moment, decided that eating cow brain at the risk of mad cow disease was better than listening to Hush go on about cat fur mittens for preschoolers.
With cow brain dribbling from my lips, “Hush that is a horrible and offensive idea.”
“No. It’s great. We can tell the little kids that they can now take little puss with them wherever they go. We can name the product “Puss and Go,” wherever you go, pussy cat is there for you!”
“Just stop it, Hush, dammit or I am going to regret going along with you.”
I blubbered out, “Is this a product for kids, too?”
“Look,” he said smiling at me with these creepy eyes, you’re eating it?”
At that moment, I realized that Hush was smarter and more of an asshole than I thought. He wasn’t just an asshole, he was a Hall of Famer. He’d pull this shit whenever I was facing something unpleasant, like a brain sandwich.
I came conscious of having formaldehyde-style mad cow brains invading my mouth. I ran out of that place with Hush giggling after me like some horny schoolgirl. I needed to dump what I had eaten in a hurry.
In the process of barfing, the only thing I could see in front of me was a stream of partially liquefied cow brain ejaculating from my mouth. The sad thing was that it did not really taste that bad. But that wouldn’t be the first time taste and common sense wrestled in my mind.
I guess I picked the same bush that little Miss Muffet was fond on shitting near. Now, Miss. Muffet is not a person but a timid little poodle that, come to think of it, looks like a brain sandwich, an off-white, dirtied by the thoughts of time.
It turns out that my cow-brain eruption engulfed poor little Muffet and the poor thing went scurrying out of the bush in mid-defecation across the “The Worst Place You Will Ever Eat” parking lot. To my horror and to that of her walker who was ironically named Mrs. Walker, the beer truck rumbled into the parking lot at that very moment.
Undoubtedly, the driver was not expecting a little brain-covered shitting poodle to fly across his path, nor Mrs. Walker, in nothing but a “princess” bathrobe, a broken leash, and a cigarette in in her other hand, waving at him as if she were an air traffic controller.
The spectacle of Mrs. Walker’s persona, a once cute child princess gone cigarette dog-vomit-shit walker startled the driver so much that instead of stopping, he gunned the truck.
Let’s just say that poor little Miss. Muffet became a grey carpet.
Hush was laughing so hard that I don’t know if I was more scared of him or of Mrs. Walker’s anger, but a smooshed poodle seemed a perfect distraction. We ran into my old truck and took off toward the travel agent. At this point, any hesitation of leaving on my part was taken care of.
Hush later found out through Humperdick, via text, that Miss. Muffet survived the ordeal but had a broken hip. She said Mrs. Walker wants to sue me for vomiting on her dog. She didn’t seem to make the connection to the whole broken hip, truck thing, but that is okay.
“I ain’t paying shit. It’s good we are leaving.”
Hush was still laughing.
As I was driving and calming down, I felt bad for mom. It must be hard to be alone after living with someone, even a jackass, for over forty years. I thought, it’s tough to be a parent. All you get to do is screw up, but then again her screwing up felt better than dad’s kind. At least, she watched me screw up, not like my dad. He ran away. And I screwed up, too.
Here I was running away from a cigarette waving woman. Well, okay, maybe I was running away from myself, my present life in hopes of, well, I have no idea, but I was running away but toward something. I was scared, but I knew I could not turn around and go back.
I teared up thinking of mom being alone, of what a loser I was. Embarrassed that Hush may see my tears, my eyes glanced toward him.
I know he saw me.
His eyes caught mine, a tear rolling down my face, and he kind of nodded, as a shy kid does.
He wasn’t laughing anymore. It was true. As stupid and childish as he was, sometimes a guy that laughs a lot on the outside cries a lot on the inside. I guess it’s that Greek mask thing, comedy and tragedy. I think we understood each other. Being with Hush had its moments, and the world did seem much better with him in it so much so that sometimes I even do something disgusting.
To be continued in Series F
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Once upon a time there lived a squirrel, which was used to gathering nuts in a small town in Upstate New York. Now, New York and the small town, for that matter, had fine nuts—too many of them really, so the squirrel finally left the Apple state and sought kinder, gentler nuts in Western Pennsylvania. He felt that Pennsylvania would be the land of trees and though there may be even more nuts in such a place, he heard that this place carried some great nuts of knowledge. These would make him a better, smarter, and even a gutsier squirrel, but little did he know that there is more to happiness than simply good nuts.
One day, not long after he arrived in Nuttyanna, PA, the squirrel was scampering around in desperation trying to find and gather these great nuts of knowledge when, suddenly, he came across this beautiful, dark-haired fox. He was taking a break by and old, fallen tree—a pleasant place—with wonderful odoriferous flowers of white, blue and purple sown in throughout the landscape. This delightful fox approached him. Once the two made eye contact, she glided toward him with beaming eyes and an enticing smile; she almost seemed happy to see him. The squirrel twitched nervously but greeted her with his big, brown gentle eyes.
“Hello,” said the fox, “My name is Young; you must be new here.”
“Hi, Young, my name is squirrel and, as you can see, I am a squirrel. I am new here; how did you know?”
The fox sighed, “Well, I don’t get a chance to meet nice squirrels often, so I know you are new here. “
“Really? I would have thought there were many squirrels just like me here.”
“No,” she smiled, they all are ugly and do not have bushy tails. Your tail is handsome and you have gentle, good eyes.”
Young smiled with confidence, while squirrel blushed somewhat. He was not used to compliments from pretty foxes, and nothing was a bigger compliment to a squirrel than noticing his tale.
“Well, you, too, are quite pretty and …”
“Witty? Yes, I am witty though not as much when I speak squirrel. You should hear me speak fox. I am much better really. So why are you here?”
“Well,” feeling much better now that he felt he knew Young a little, “I am trying to find the great nuts of knowledge. I came here from Upstate New York where there are many nuts, but I want something more…”
The fox giggled quietly, “There are a lot of nuts, nuts with bad taste, everywhere. There are probably more here than in New York.”
“Oh, really,” said the twitching squirrel. “So there are no great nuts of knowledge here?”
“I wouldn’t say that, grinned the fox. But you have to come on a journey with me to find them.”
The squirrel was all too happy to oblige his pretty new friend, and he agreed and even went out of his way to hang out with the fox.
As time went on, the squirrel began to fall in love with the fox, even though his search for the nuts came up empty. She, too, seemed to grow more attached.
But one day, Young was gone. The squirrel searched everywhere but could not find her. He grew frantic, even more than usual for a squirrel. He searched high and low, and even called her name. Finally, he thought to look for her where they first met, by the tree with the odoriferous flowers. He wasted no time in returning to his favorite spot. When approaching, we saw the fox sitting there, with her head bent downward.
“Young,” the squirrel called, “where were you?” I thought we were going to go out today?”
The fox looked at him with a somber smile and spoke. “I got scared.”
“Scared? Scared about what?”
“Of being together. The timing is right, but you are a squirrel and I am a fox. I am afraid of what my family, what my friends will think, how they will react.”
The squirrel stood there speechless for a moment. He had felt the same way at times. How could a fox live in a tree or how could he live in a burrow? Though he thought of these things often, he never let it get in the way of his search for love, for companionship.
He then spoke, “so you are worried about how to live in a tree, and I am worried about how to live in a burrow?”
Her old smile returned. “Why don’t you and I meet here later? Don’t worry I will be here. I am a fox of my word.”
The squirrel knew that Young was a fox of her word, so he agreed and then scampered off.
Later on, the squirrel returned to his favorite place and saw the fox sitting here. He suddenly froze and hesitated to approach her. He realized–while gazing at her in the midst of the heavenly flowers, the downed tree, and all the powerful trees towering all around them–that Young would be the most important and significant being in his life that no matter what, he loved her, even if he did not find the great nuts of knowledge.
Then he heard her speak and looked up in surprise. While thinking this, his feet must have carried him toward her.
“I thought you were going to walk away. I was going to get angry, but you came.” She smiled.
“Yes, I came…and was thinking about you…us.”
“Me, too. I was always thinking about us.” She grew serious, “I need to go away for a month and meet my family.”
“Oh, no,” said the squirrel, “I love you and don’t want you to leave.”
At this moment the squirrel cried, and they both embraced.
“I love you too,” said the fox crying.
At that moment, the squirrel felt much better. He knew that she would not run away. She was going to visit her family. They agreed to keep in touch, and they did.
The squirrel never found any great nuts of knowledge. He never found any nuts at all. What he did find was that though the fox could not live in a tree and he could not live in a burrow, they could live in the whole forest together. That was a good thing, because ten years later, they became parents of twin white tigers in the year of the white tiger, a boy and a girl. One nutty and lonely squirrel became part of a family of four.
The tigers now rule the forest.
Dedicated to my wife, my son, and my daughter on December 25, 2011-
Love, your squirrel, husband, and father, Dropout Professor.
Hush was speaking to me in the Old Shack. Now, the Old Shack is a run-down strip club that we go to think. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it’s not much of a strip club, come to think of it. They needed strippers so bad that they even hired Mikey, our town crossdresser, to play a woman.
The internet, though I love it, really destroyed the local stripper economy and made our local lives a lot less stimulating. I started to think that maybe leaving was not so bad. After all, here I was tipping my last dollar to an old man playing a woman that appeared to be pregnant.
In fact, that was his theme, Hot Pregnant Lolli will Lick Your Day Away. That was so wrong in so many ways that I stripped my dollar from him, not knowing if I felt double-crossed or offended.
“Now I know you love Licking Lolli here, but are you listening to me?” Said Hush with peanuts spewing from his moth.
“I would if you didn’t look like a rabid squirrel.”
Ignoring me, Hush continued, “Seriously, I heard that crossdressers are not gay.”
“Oh, shit, Mickey is not gay. He was hitting on widow Humperdick every morning, remember?”
Hush looked up to the heavens and seemed to get some kind of message from God, though I doubt it. Then he spitted out what seemed to be wisdom, “Yes, yeah, you are right. Old dick humper would do her gardening every day … I forgot about that.”
“Oh, would you stop with the fucking peanuts. They stink. You are spitting them everywhere.”
Hush stared at me as if processing some kind of math problem. I continued, “I think he was more interested in the flowery dress she was wearing though, so maybe he was not hitting on her.”
From my understanding, that is how the story went. Every day, Humperdick would wear these large dresses. Now, I am not against large women but to say Humperdick was large is like asking the President to tell the truth. She was so huge that she would wear one of the beepers, the ones they put on trucks and bulldozers, so that when she backed up, you knew what was coming. I think it was to discourage her goat from hitting her phat ass. He has an ass-hitting fetish of some kind, so he got the name, Ass Terminator.
Now, I am not kidding. She is a proud, large woman, and she is fine being a “fat dyke” as she put it. She sees her largeness as a statement, she says, a statement that women can be just as “big” as men. The beeper is a reminder of her power or, what is it? I think some shit about her empowerment over men. I think she is weird, but who am I to talk? I am sitting here watching a crossdressing dude get naked.
I continued, “He would go and fetch dresses from her, and she liked him. But I think she likes him because he is a dude that dresses like a lady. He likes her because he gets ladies clothes that fit him.”
“Yeah, and she has the little tea cup poodle, um, Puddles, remember, that she sticks between her tits when she goes around.” Hush said.
“She D-I-D once,” I said looking at him somber.
This time, Hush got my message. For someone that is about as smart as a goat mid-smacking someone’s ass, he had moments of quick wittedness.
“Oh, no. It died!”
“Yes,” I said as if I lost a good friend.
“How?” I loved that little guy!
“It suffocated. From what Mickey told me, and the old farmer confirmed it. She put the little guy between her tits and forgot about it. She had the “goat crisis” that day. I think her goat got out and was terrorizing the Benson kids. They were doing some water challenge at the pool in bikinis and that was too much for Ass Terminator.
“You mean those little bratty twin girls that always stick their tongues out?”
“Yeah, them. Well, they are sweet to me. That’s because you are gross, always throwing up peanuts and blowing your nose without tissue.”
We call this blowing your nose redneck style. While walking, you tilt your head forward and to the side, close one nostril with a finger, and blow out like hell. The boogers fly out.
I am beginning to think that redneck style is really environment friendly. If rednecks were smarter, we could make a fortune and save the environment at the same time. Instead of being the flyover people, people would want to be like us.
Now, as I understand it, the two little girls were walking by Hush. We had a tail wind or what we call and ass wind that day, so two huge gobs of snot smacked the ladies in their faces. From that day forward, Hush was the enemy. The flailing tongues were the serpent’s warning, “We are cute but stay away.”
“They were just boogers. I said I was sorry.”
“This is why you are single. Only you like your own boogers. It’s kind of smelling your fart when you think of it.”
I leaned forward and peered at Hush. “Remember these words of wisdom, whatever guys like to do, girls hate, whether it’s blowing noses, farting, or dating. Do what makes you miserable and they will be happy.”
“What about the dog?” Hush said, ignoring my statement.
“Well, it was running around trying to hit the girls in the ass. Humperdick had to call animal control. They took two hours getting there. The goat even got inside the Benson house.”
“Oh, cool, get those little brats!”
“Cut it out, Hush, they are just kids. They must have been scared. Goats can be quite intimidating. Anyway, the girls ran in and forgot to close the door all the way. The good news was that Ass Terminator lost interest in hitting asses and decided to lick the wedding cake that Mrs. and Mr. Benson were making for a wedding the next day.
And so the story goes, by day’s end, the police, animal control, Mickey, dressed as Licking Lolli, along with Humperdick converged on the scene.”
The police, confused, arrested Mickey because they thought he was the pervert chasing the kids in his Licking Lolli costume. Luckily, I was there the whole time and explained that if Mickey was a pervert, he was a really nice pervert. He wasn’t into young girls, only large women’s clothes. They realized that they could not arrest a goat with an ass-hitting fetish and left. But they did give Humperdick a citation. Humperdick and Ass Terminator were disturbing the peace.”
“What about Puddles, damnit?”
“I am getting to it. See that is why I will miss this place. It’s so, well, fucked up, and I like fucked up. Humperdick was so exhausted that she went home and fell asleep. Puddles died in what was a big puddle, a tsunami of mammoth breasts.”
Hush, looking like he was going to cry, “That is horrible.”
“Wait, it gets worse” or more interesting depending on how you look at it. “She forgot where she put the dog, so remember, she put out posters everywhere. See” I pointed to the wall next to where Mickey was twerking in a G-String.
“Yeah, I remember, we even did the search, all of us, for that dog.”
“Honestly, you got to lay off the peanuts, Hush. How can you forget? So after a week, she noticed that she did not smell very good, so she went to the ER.”
Now, poor Hush looked as if he was going to vomit and cry.
“Stop it! It was not the dog they found, right?”
“No, they found a pile of shit between her breasts. Apparently, the dog wiggled out at some point and ended up in Pennsylvania with a blind black dude that thinks he’s a white supremacist. You cannot blame the poor guy. He is around a bunch of assholes, I guess, they played a trick on him all these years. Come to think of it, that is worse that the ‘Puddles’ Story’ and the ‘Goat Crisis’ put together.”
“So the dog is living there now? You asshole,” Hush hits me. “Why doesn’t Humperdick get it back?”
“Well, it turns out that the dude had a real awakening. He was trained as a seeing-eye dog.”
“You mean the guy?” Said Hush stupidly.
“No, you idiot. The dog! I said, dog. It’s a long story, but he figured out that he is black and now is a much better person. Humperdick did not have the heart to take Puddles back. Humperdick is a good woman. She has a heart as big as her ass.”
Hush grew more excited and looked at me first perplexed and then as if I was the damn Easter bunny.
“There is a moral in this, don’t you see? He said. “You, Frank, have to escape the tits. You have to shit on them, and run away, free yourself from their warm, succulent but deadly caress.”
I could not figure out if Hush was serious or psychotic but thought that if he grew up with smart and rich parents, he could have been a college professor and not a shit scraper.
The next thing he said changed everything.
“I want to go with you. Let’s have this adventure together.”
I never thought of that. Why not look at this as an adventure with my best friend.
Suddenly, I did not feel sad. I could always come back here. What the fuck was I afraid of? I had my best friend, even if we run into a black white supremacist, white supremacists, a nasty goat, or a brother that I am afraid to meet.
I looked over at my best friend, put out my hand and said, “You have a deal. Let’s do this together.”
To be continued in Series E
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He was a large man with a hedonistic love for food rather than of fellow mercy. As he bent over the table glaring at me, I felt a mere fly; and he a giant chameleon-like spider that despised what he was about to consume.
“We have all of them,” he said, tapping his sausage-like finger on the desk near my folded hands.
Trying to convince him I was human, I sat upright and composed my shaking self, “What, well, what do you mean?”
Don’t play innocent with me. You love them don’t you?”
Not waiting for a response, he continued spinning his web.
“Yes, yes, I get it. Who would not like someone so soft, gentle, innocent and cute?”
“No, no, it’s not like that! It’s just a hobby … a kind of research I was doing … I mean I really love …”
“Love!” He chuckled back at me in all his Chris Christie-ness. “You love them? Really?”
“Well, not love, I mean I like them …”
“Ha, ha, really? So twelve-hundred images equates ‘like?’”
He carassed his cheeks with his hands.
“Okay, I cut you off, please continue. Let’s hear about this research.”
He sat down, paying no attention to the squealing chair beneath him and crossed his giant arms peering at me attentively?
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I like pictures, okay? I don’t know what it is about them, but they are so appealing, cute, and … well, impulsive. I never hurt anyone in real life. They have a kind of iridescence in their faces, a kind of youth along with an uninhibited action that is really appealing. I wanted to know if others felt this way.”
“By downloading pictures?”
“Yes,” I shot back trying to gain momentum and confidence. You say fifteen-hundred images, but how many are illegal?”
The political prosecutor ignored by request for a moment.
“You joined a fetish site? Did the folks at Peachy Fur Tails help you with your research?”
I knew he was weaving this web around me. I knew I should not talk to him without an attorney, but the whole thing was so humiliating. My personal life, what I do in private, spread to everyone.
There he was, a hungry giant, sifting through every stale, rotten morsel hoping to find just a little something to eat. His men, the police, kicking my door down, in SWAT gear, with automatic weapons, as if I was the North American leader of ISIS.
I was now a middle-aged patient getting a forced colonoscopy by a doctor whose meticulous expertise was how to do so by causing as much pain and discomfort as possible.
They were only pictures, I told myself. How bad could it be? The funny thing is that I hardly looked at them, almost all of them. My love of them, it’s funny in a way, but maybe, just maybe that love made me squirrel away their lovely, erotic images in hopes of savoring them for another day.
He could lie. He could exaggerate. He could twist and turn the narrative so that the paranoid reader would eat it up. The media would do the same, replace this with that for effect, no cares if my “escape away from life” costs me my life.
I could tell the truth, but at what cost?
“Don’t we all like nice, firm tails?” I said to him.
He was not amused and wittingly shot back, “You left out one important detail.”
He then pulled out a manila envelope and dropped it on the table.
“How do you explain these?”
We both paused.
“Go ahead look at it. We’ve got all day,” he said checking to see if he had leftover food between his fingernails.
“My hands were shaking as I pulled out the photographs.”
“Two counts,” he said … and a video.”
“Two counts? Of what? A video?”
I looked at the pictures and was stunned. I remember seeing them. ”
But they were not pictures I like!” I blurted out.
“Tell me why they were on your computer?”
“I am not sure. It must have been a moment thing. You know how one can get worked up looking at things online, especially us guys. We end up saving images we don’t really like at the moment. We lose our senses, don’t judge well. Are these illegal? I don’t get it.”
The big man grinned at the spilled confession, and said, “Why let’s describe what the Statement of Charges will detail. In Exhibit One, Subject A is devouring the other subject, Subject B’s nuts. The next picture, Exhibit Two, Subject A is going at Subject B’s ‘fussy little tail.’ Subject B is grimacing with nut residue on its face. These are not adult.”
I was barely able to speak but tried, “but the video?”
“It’s good you asked. I am beginning to like you. The video is ‘too horrible show.’ All of them are. That is what we will tell the court and the media. These are too horrible to show. That you had nearly fifteen hundred images of these cute … fuzzy little tails?”
“I don’t understand. Out of all these pictures, I just have three that are crossing a line. Don’t so many of these prove that I have no intent?”
“No, the fact is that no one cares about you. What matters is that you have two counts, and we can add the third if you don’t confess. The federal maximums are 5 years per image and ten years per video. You could serve a maximum of 20 years.”
The giant paused with great satisfaction and leaned forward.
“That’s what I think you should get. And then there is the registry, so even if you get out earlier, you will be on there for the rest of your life. Good luck getting a job, finding a house, or having a life.”
“20 years! I did not hurt anyone. These are artifacts of a subject, not the subject. They happened once … You cannot lock people up for being curious, for clicking. I am not going out and hurting people!”
“Preaching is not going to help you. As far as people are concerned, you are a monster. They want you humiliated and murdered. Everyone in the court system hates you. If you take this to court, then I will show the video and all the evidence, everything. The jury will hang you.”
He grinned, biting his nails, while leaned back again, as if rocking in slow motion.
“Let’s be fair, we put the dumbest asses on the planet on juries. They hate you before the trial begins.”
He stopped for a moment and looked compassionate.
“Look, I can help you if you admit guilt now. If you take it to trial it does not look good for you.”
His merciful façade made me break down. I started to cry.
“Look, you are a sick, sick man. My advice is to plead on the two counts, get your ass in therapy before the trial, and maybe you won’t do 20 years.”
I finally understood that I had to lose my nuts to gain my life:
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Now this whole incident had me really shook up as I headed toward my job on the farm. It did not help that the old Fartster, a pet name I called my truck, was fuming me to death in the cab, and I sure the hell did not feel like crawling on the ground and using muffler tape over the long-gone exhaust.
How could I just leave on some trip looking for my damn brother? Shit! This is all bullshit.
I guess it was fitting that I would be working in bullshit come to think of it. Maybe that summed up my life. Why do I care? I thought. I work on a shitty farm, have a shitty truck, and what girl is going to date me like this? I had to face it. I pulled the truck to the side of the barn and peered at the fucked up guy in the rearview mirror. He peered back at me, and though it was my own reflection, I always felt a bit nervous looking at myself.
You sir, are a loser. Damn it! You hear me! The image shook as if heartbroken by my revelation. I felt bad saying it but was interrupted by Hush who was yelling at me from the barn.
“Hey Frank, come on. You got to help Star get lucky today. It’s his big day.”
Oh shit, I thought. Today was the day I had to help inseminate Starlett with Star’s sperm.
“Yeah, I am coming hold on.” I began walking toward Hush with a rather humiliating frown on my face. Who wants this damn job, I thought.
“What’s up with the drama Frank? Why so glum? You get to shoot a porno today,” said Hush taunting.
“Shut up Hush. I am not in the mood. I really have to talk to you today about what happened at the rectory.”
Hush laughed. He was never one to be serious unless he had a good business idea. “Nothing good happens to a hetero guy at the “rectum” or rectory as you call it. There is a reason they call it that. They don’t get any help with insemination down there.”
“Not today, Hush. Don’t be so fucking sacrilegious.”
Soon the familiar scent of hay, shit and piss filled my lungs, and for the first time, I thought how I would miss that smell if I were to leave.
Then I blurted out, “She wants me to leave, Hush. Can you believe it? My mom wants me to find brother?”
“Shit, really? How does the rectum fit into this?”
“Father Chirpkins told me, and now I have to speak with mother.”
“Chirpkins?” Hush laughed, “Birds in someone’s rectum pecking at shit is always uncomfortable.”
“Please stop it Hush! This is serious.”
Hush forced a straight face. “Okay, sorry but are they serious? Your mom wants you to leave?”
“Yeah!” I said shaking my head much more than needed. “That’s what I am saying.”
We were interrupted by the neighing of an over-excited horse. There was Star in all his glory, jumping around and prancing. He was waiting to get out where Starlett was.
“Suddenly, Hush grew very serious and pointed at Star. “Hey, look Frank, now that is what I call the fifth leg, huh? He’s packing thirty inches and you get to give him a modified hand job.” Hush giggled uncontrollably.”
“Hush, damn it! This is not funny. I am dead serious. Of course it has a big dick. It’s a horse! And I don’t need this shit right now.”
Hush put up his hands like a traffic cop, “Frank! Frank! Please, okay, okay, I understand. We will settle all of this after we shoot our horsy porno okay? After work, we will get a drink. You don’t have to do anything, right? Don’t overreact. Let’s talk about it, but seriously if you don’t concentrate, we could get hurt with this two-thousand pound horse. It may bang us.” Hush looked at Frank with a serious look while thrusting his hips and neighing.
Despite my own mood, he made me lighten up. Yeah, I don’t have to do anything. I can think about it with my best friend. I grinned at him. “Now that’s why you are my best friend even if you are a pervert.”
Hush seemed to pay no attention continuing to prance around the barn thrusting his hips like an excited stallion.
Unknown to both of us, Hush’s thrusting motions and neighing seemed to turn on our Star here. The feisty stallion forgot all about Starlett and zeroed in on Hush, his new love. Soon Star began to follow behind Hush, prancing in a similar motion.
Now, I have never been all that religious, but maybe this was God’s way to screw over Hush for being so sacreligious. But I noticed and got the shit scared out of me. The look on my face was not missed by my perverted friend. Simultaneously, just as I let out an “Aw, oh my God Hush!” Hush yelled, “Oh, fuck!” And went to run.
Sadly for Hush, he managed to slip on some shit and fell down. Maybe this was his lucky day, more than one way. Because he was lying down, Star could only tower over him and could not get his hooves around Hush’s body. Star just stood over a fallen Hush, thrusting.
As for the “fifth leg,” let me not even go there. Let’s just say that the leg got some much-needed traction, and though Hush was saved from too much traction, being dry humped by a horse can be pretty humiliating.
Now, I managed to calm Star down in part because let’s say he was already spent. I guess I learned something new about male horses that I did not think about much before. They can be just as quick as guys can be.
I know it’s cruel, but I wish I was more quick-witted and recorded the whole thing with my phone. After the danger of it was over, the damn incident was hilarious. I am sure I could have made a fortune on YouTube before the Safety-Moderator-Family-No-Fun-At-All-People pulled it down.
Between getting covered in shit and horse seamen, Hush had to shower and get changed. Besides, now we would have to wait a while before Star was recharged.
The minute I saw Hush returning, I could not help it. I burst out laughing.
“Now, you see, all my problems with money could have been solved if I just remembered to record the Hush-Star incident …”
“Oh, shut up. I could have been killed!
I could only laugh. I guess, as my past friend told me, if it’s not cruel, it’s not funny. I just could not help but laugh at his expense.
Soon, he too, started to laugh. That is what I like about Hush. He can laugh at himself, even when being hosed by a stallion’s fifth leg.
After an hour, Star had no problem performing for Starlett, and she did not seem to mind either. I guess all males are the same way, whether we have fur, hooves, or giant fifth legs.
I think I learned something today while leaving the farm and preparing to meet Hush to discuss Mom. You got to find the humor in life, even at your expense.
Maybe I am a kind of loser. Maybe that is true, but I have a good friend that makes me laugh. I guess that’s more than what some people have, but I did have the video after all. The good farmer had a camera in the barn to record the whole insemination thing.
I kept that recording because I wouldn’t want the old farmer to see what happened. You never know how such a recording can come back to haunt you.
Besides, I have more serious things to think about.
To be continued in Series D
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